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Snap! Websites Blog created on October/2010

Submitted by on 10/28/2010 - 15:47

I don't usually run Google searches on FireFox only to see some detailed information as provided by SEOQuake. Yet, today I was searching for some potential answer to a problem I'm running into with MS-Access which crashes a database and ran those on FireFox instead of my favorite: SeaMonkey.

As I was testing, all of a sudden I got the screenshot as shown in the figure below. Although it did not feel like I was sending automatic requests to Google, the SEOQuake toolbar does so on all the results! That means each time I do a search "I" send at least 11 requests to Google. After 3 or 4 searches with pretty much the same terms each time, that's well over 40 requests within 2 or 3 seconds.

That's the first time I got this screen, I'll have to think of turning off the SEOQuake bar whenever I do intensive searches like these.

By the way, our Snap! Websites system has a similar protection: MO Anti-pounding. Most of our websites, if hit too many times, will give you an Error 500 asking you to slow down. This ensures everyone can enjoy the experience of using our systems.

Submitted by on 10/27/2010 - 23:37

I'm sure you've noticed that Google has a country code domain name for each country in the world. This goes for Yahoo! and Bing and that's an important Snap! SEO trick for any product that can be sold internationally1.

For instance, British people search using:

http://www.google.co.uk/

Similarly French people use:

http://www.google.fr/

  • 1. Even if you limit your product to English speaking countries, there are many of those in the world!
Submitted by on 10/26/2010 - 16:28

Whenever someone thinks of creating a banner ad for their Snap! Website, they think they need to hire a graphics person to do all the work. Truly, if your banner looks 100% like an ad, it is likely to not be clicked very much (unless you have something that's anyway really hot and always generates clicks...) On the other hand, a banner that looks like text being part of the website where it is shown has a greater chance of success. So? Why not create it yourself?

OpenOffice.org

I use many totally free tools to create and manipulate my graphics. All are available under Linux, Mac OS/X and MS-Windows. The first one is OpenOffice which is now 10 years old. OpenOffice is not only free, it also creates files that are easy to share, contrary to Microsoft Office which has been creating proprietary file formats. By the way, it is owned by Oracle so it ought to be good quality!

OpenOffice is a suite of tools. There is even one to write Math Formulae... But I won't talk about that one today. At this time, what we want is the Drawing feature. This one lets you place graphics on your screen and move them around until they are arranged exactly the way you like it. This makes it one of the best tool to create mostly text based banners.

Submitted by on 10/21/2010 - 23:54

The newest MS-Windows Operating Systems have come with a built-in Firewall. This was very important from the start of the Internet, but since the year 2000 or so the need grew faster and faster. Windows XP is the first system that automatically turned on the Firewall. Of course, your Snap! Website is also protected by a firewall.

What does that Firewall really do?!

The firewall simply blocks connections from any external networks (by default you may have some features such as the Remote Assistance and Network Diagnostics turned on1

  • 1. Note that you should probably turn off all exception and
Submitted by on 10/18/2010 - 22:56

Warning about Search Engine!

Sample of dynamic search algorithm.I'm here to help you with your Snap! Website and I wanted to warn you about something in regard to search engines and most particularly Google Search because it's pretty darn smart...

I found out a while back (about 10 years ago probably) that when I click on the same link over and over again, it slowly moves toward the top of my search results and soon enough it looks like it is number one each time I search with the same keywords.

Yes...

Submitted by on 10/15/2010 - 00:56

Twitter is one of the very few Social Media places that authorizes you to have as many accounts as you want. This makes sense since you are just tweeting with those... and it is great since that way you can use one account with advanced topics in a field and another account with broader, more approachable content.

Yet Twitter has Limits!

Oh! And by the way,
don't forget to follow us!

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Submitted by on 10/14/2010 - 00:06

Unidentified people... by J. DelanoyEvery now and then I bump into something that reminds me of things to do on your blog... One of those things is to create a page that talks about you: Your Bio. It may be including with your account or found on a separate page.

Today, I finally entered my blog bio on Snap! Many of you already know me via Facebook and other Social Media networks so you probably don't need to read my bio on Snap! Websites, but others may be interested.

Different people think differently and each person will write there bio in a completely different way. There is no strict rule about that!

I would suggest that

Submitted by on 10/13/2010 - 02:13

Today I have a simple question for you: Do you blog? (Whether it is with Snap! Blogger or some other system)

To extend the question a little bit, I'm actually wondering, why do you blog? How to you device your posts? Do you expect something from your posts or are you just talking about what's happening in your life? (don't hesitate to click Add Comment below to let me and the others know!)

Blog Communities

For many people writing a blog is just an enjoyable activity that they do on the side.

Actually you should not write a blog on a subject that you don't like (even if you're paid to do ...

Submitted by on 10/09/2010 - 03:58
Categories: Snap! SEO Website Marketing
Representation of the density repartition of a gas.
3D Gas Density Representation by NASA

If you've read quite a few things about SEO, you have probably heard of word density before. The density of the words found on your websites, such as the words « Snap! Hosting Plans », is used by search engines such as Google in an  attempt to determine what the heck you are the most likely talking about. The words that are found to be used the most are called your keywords1

  • 1. Note that the density may be tweaked by what you are highlighting. So the word Snap! as is may count as 1. The word Snap! in bold may count as 1.3. Similarly, italic will ...

Submitted by on 10/08/2010 - 01:23

Magnifier over dictionary while reading Links and Link-up by Joe MabelYou may still be wondering why it is so important for your Snap! Website to be positioned at the top of the search engines...

In 2010, Google alone receives nearly 100 billions searches a month (about 50% of the world-wide searches.) Using the Google Webmaster tools, you can see how many of those searches correspond to your keywords. To give you an idea, for the keywords I'm working on, there were about 540 million searches in the last 30 days.

Believe it or not, among all our keywords is the word "Free" and it is the hardest to get among all our keywords—in other words, the word "Free" ain't free! By itself it represents 414 million searches or 77% of the searches we're targeting! However, some combinations are still available, such as:

free web hosting no banner1

  • 1. Snap! Free Website Hosting put a link at the bottom of your page, but no ugly banners at the top of the screen! No one likes those anyway (the click through is generally terrible.)